Coast Guard Station Bellingham
28 Bellwether Way, Bellingham, WA 98225-2947
In Bellingham, the summers are comfortable and partly cloudy and the winters are very cold, wet, and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 34°F to 74°F and is rarely below 23°F or above 82°F.
The warm season lasts for 3.0 months, from June 17 to September 15, with an average daily high temperature above 68°F. The hottest day of the year is August 3, with an average high of 74°F and low of 56°F. The cool season lasts for 3.2 months, from November 16 to February 23, with an average daily high temperature below 49°F. The coldest day of the year is January 1, with an average low of 34°F and high of 43°F.
The wetter season lasts 6.4 months, from October 11 to April 22, with a greater than 34% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 58% on November 18. The drier season lasts 5.6 months, from April 22 to October 11. The smallest chance of a wet day is 9% on August 1.
Cost of Living
In Bellingham, WA, the overall cost of living index is 120, which is 4% higher than the Washington average and 20% higher than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Bellingham, WA, the city’s goods and services are 8% higher than the Washington average and 14% higher than the U.S. average.
Getting to Know the Area
The Coast Guard Station Bellingham community is in Bellingham, Washington. Bellingham is a coastal city near the Canadian border and serves as a port for ferries to Alaska. The area is filled with beautiful natural sites, such as Mount Baker, a huge snow-capped volcano with ski runs, and the forested trails that weave through Whatcom Falls Park. Visit the beautiful beaches of Lummi Island in Bellingham Bay or Western Washington University’s Sehome Hill Arboretum featuring native trees like Douglas fir and western hemlock.
In the city center, the SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention contains hands-on science exhibits and the Whatcom Museum showcases art, nature and regional history across 3 sites, including the Lightcatcher building with its curving, translucent wall. The Bellingham Railway Museum displays old model trains and railway artifacts. Shops, galleries, and eateries fill 19th-century buildings in the Historic Fairhaven District.